NNEKA OGWUMIKE

NNEKA OGWUMIKE, LOS ANGELES SPARKS FORWARD

The two-time WNBA All-Star and 2012 WNBA Rookie of the Year, Nneka Ogwumike was the 1st overall pick to the Los Angeles Sparks in the 2012 WNBA Draft. With Nneka's sister Chiney's selection as the 1st overall pick to the Connecticut Sun in the 2014 WNBA Draft, the sisters made history, joining Peyton and Eli Manning as the only siblings ever selected number one overall in a professional sports league. The 6'2" forward and Cypress, Texas native of Nigerian descent was named to the 2014 All-WNBA Second Team, finishing top ten in the WNBA in points per game (15.8), steals per game (1.76), efficiency (26.62), and free-throw percentage (87.3%). Nneka tallied 11 games scoring 20+ points or more and finished the 2014 season averaging a Los Angeles Sparks team high of 7.1 rebounds per game.

In 2012-2013 Nneka led CCC Polkowice to win the Polish League's championship and Polish Cup as well as leading the team to the EuroLeague Women Final Eight. In 2013-2014, Nneka played for the Guangdong Dolphins of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WBCA), averaging 27.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.3 steals per game.

Nneka had a storied college career at Stanford, having led the school to four consecutive Final Four appearances. The three-time Wade Trophy, Wooden Award finalist and former Pac-10 Player of the Year earned a gold medal with the USA Basketball World University Games team in 2011. While at Stanford, Nneka and her sister Chiney redefined the word "Nerd" through several music videos which they conceptualized and produced, celebrating the culture of the school in a movement entitled "Nerd Nation". Nneka is passionate about giving back and empowering the next generation.